Pediatric Dental Cleaning in Pleasanton, TX Even if your child has always been a member of the cavity-free club, we recommend that children visit the dentist biannually for routine teeth cleanings and exams to help keep their teeth clean and free of tooth decay.

If you need to schedule a pediatric dental cleaning and exam for your child, our team at Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry would be happy to help. Give us a call or reach out to our team using our contact form to schedule your kid’s teeth cleaning today!

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Why are children’s teeth cleanings and exams important?

Regular teeth cleanings allow our hygienists to clear away plaque from areas that are hard to reach with a toothbrush. Once the plaque is scraped away, the teeth are expertly flossed and brushed with a polishing toothpaste that leaves the teeth squeaky clean. Dental exams are helpful for diagnosing and treating any potential problems as early as possible, which tends to help patients save a lot of time and frustration in the long-run, and helps kids keep their oral health in tip-top shape.

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How can I encourage my child to take care of their teeth?

Kids do not always want to brush their teeth or have their teeth brushed, which can make it difficult to keep plaque and cavity-causing bacteria at bay. We recommend turning twice-daily toothbrushing into a fun activity by playing a two-minute song and letting them get their wiggles out while they brush their teeth. They may also respond well to a sticker chart, where they add a sticker every time they brush their teeth which adds up to a small prize. Getting creative can help your child begin to enjoy practicing good oral health habits!

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Are pediatric dental checkups and cleanings affordable?

Dental insurance covers the cost of children’s teeth cleanings and exams, and it often covers the cost of other preventive services like dental sealants and fluoride treatments as well. If your child is uninsured, Pleasanton Children’s Dentistry offers a variety of flexible financing options, including FSAs, HSAs, and Medicare, that can make kid’s teeth cleanings and exams affordable. To learn more, please call our office or visit our financial page.

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